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Gold and Black Stays by bluerosetayu Gold and Black Stays by bluerosetayu
My completed stays. Gold satin bound with black binding, two layers of canvas, boned with cable ties, lined in cotton
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Elandria Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
These look great :) I've always used synthetic whalebone [link] for my corsets, simply becasue I've never been able to find anywhere in the UK that sells the very large cable ties. I get my synthetic whalebone from venacavadesign.com which is the best place for corset supplies I've ever found and is a huge favourite with many corset creators in Europe :D
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bluerosetayu Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Wow! Coolio, thanks for the link, I will definitely check that website out. I really want to try something with synthetic whalebone now. :D
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Elandria Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Its super easy to use :nod: plus getting it in a continuous length means there's never any wastage.
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stitchophrenia Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is lovely - great colour!
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techiewench Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
They look great! How are the cable ties holding up?
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bluerosetayu Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Oh, they're holding up very well! I actually just bought some more to make either effigy stays or a new pair of rococo stays. They're a dream come true! Thank you!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, these look great! I wish I had a pair.
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bluerosetayu Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
thank you! I worked very hard on them.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
They look great!

I don't suppose you have any for sale? :)
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technicolor-werewolf Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Boned with cable ties? How has that worked out for you? (I'm a beginning corsetmaker with no budget and I've had all kinds of horrible trouble with the plastic boning sold by the yard so I was looking for an alternative that might work better...)
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bluerosetayu Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
yeah, don't buy labeled plastic boning such as ridgeline, it sucks to hell and offers no support whatsoever. Many costumers use steel boning, spring and plain, for their work, but beyond 1860 it's historically inaccurate and bloody expensive to boot. As for me, I'm a lover of cable ties. Cable ties are an excellent alternative as they are much closer to baleen in weight and flexibility and it's the friend of every pauper seamstress as it's pretty cheap and you can find packets of it at Home Depot. There's a great article on it by Sarah Lorraine of La Mode Historique [link] who is a very prestigious figure in the costuming world. I think it's mentioned in the article, but go for the heavy duty cable ties, not the tiny flimsy crap otherwise you'll be reliving your moments with the ridgeline.
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technicolor-werewolf Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, okay. Thanks for the link, it was really, really helpful.
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bluerosetayu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
no prob!
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AlAlNe Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
ok... your so young and you have this kind of talent and focus. I'm jealous. And your a fast reader. you Go girl!
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bluerosetayu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Hee, thank you!
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theLadyBarbossa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Right nice pair of stays. kudos.
What pattern did ye use?
The gold satin adds a loverly touch to it.
BTW, fabulous background. Rather envious of th' Colonial style home there. :)
And, aye, I'll agree with ye... stays are time consuming. Not all the difficult but time consuming. Working on my second and third pair right now.


~Lady B
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bluerosetayu Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Much obliged. I borrowed a pair from costumes.org. Indeed they consumed many a long hour to construct. I await the images of your stays with great anticipation.
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Miss-Pixie-Duchess Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
So beautiful! Do you ever plan on wearing this for any reason?
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bluerosetayu Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
yeah, i wear them all the time for costuming events and for funsies :D
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Miss-Pixie-Duchess Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
*IS JEALOUS* You're so lucky...
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rimolyne Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
uuuuh!!! teach me how to make a corset!!! i soooo wanna have the power to make corsets!!!!
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bluerosetayu Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009
Oh, heh, believe me, that took me forever to finish. Started in October and didn't finish until late April....
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Chivalricspook Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
What an awesome color, I love it!
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bluerosetayu Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
thanks :D
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